After three years with Manchester City women, forward Pauline Bremer is set to leave the club in the summer. The 23-year-old is leaving at the expiration of her contract and will return to her homeland to continue her career with VfL Wolfsburg.
Bremer has been productive in front of goal during her time at the Academy Stadium. She scored 24 goals in 43 outings for the side. But her stay at the club was hampered by injuries. As a result, she made just 43 appearances in almost three years. However, she is City’s top scorer in the Women’s Super league this season with 10 strikes.
Speaking on her departure, Bremer said: “After three wonderful years in Manchester, I have taken the difficult decision to leave Manchester City and England at the end of this season and accept an offer from VfL Wolfsburg for a new challenge in my career.
“Manchester City is a fantastic club and I will never forget all the support I have received during my time here, from the coaches, staff, teammates and fans, especially during my rehabilitation from injury.
“It has been an amazing experience and I leave with so many fantastic memories - City will always be in my heart.
“I feel like I have grown as a person and as a player during my time in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League and I will always be thankful for the opportunities that I have had here.
“I believe however that the time is now right for the next chapter in my football journey and I am looking forward to the challenge of playing in the German Bundesliga.
“My only focus between now and May though will be ensuring that we finish the season as strongly as possible and I will be giving everything I have to make sure that the team succeeds.”
With another important member of the team leaving after manager Nick Cushing departed last month, there will be a need to beef up the team in the summer. That is important given the standard set by Chelsea this season. The London side has not lost a league game all season. Arsenal may lose the title this term but will likely come back reinvigorated in the next campaign. Therefore, City must buckle up to stay competitive.